The Gallup Blog

By Valerie Calderon

Among 16 factors, U.S. college presidents rate student enrollment, job preparedness and student retention as most important for evaluating their own success; college ranking is least important.

by Andrew Rzepa

A new report from the United Nations on the world's progress on sustainable development goals features data that Gallup collected on behalf of its clients FAO and World Bank on world hunger and financial inclusion.

by Justin McCarthy

Americans have lost track of the fundamentals of education. We measure grades and graduation rates, but are we measuring all of the things that we value? It's not all explained by test scores.

by Ben Ryan

Young women generally report more negative life experiences than young men worldwide. This gender gap disappears, however, as their life experiences improve with full-time jobs.

by Claire DeCarteret

In Australia, less than half of students (48%) in Years 5 through 12 who were surveyed have hope for the future, according to the 2016 Gallup Student Poll.

by Brandon Busteed

There's a coming data revolution in higher education, but it's not the "big data" revolution that many have been hyping. This revolution will be about the voices of consumers and constituents in higher education.

by Emily Massel

To achieve the greater economic inclusion that Mexico needs, schools and government should work together -- casting a wider net to find and develop a new generation of business leaders that spans regions and socioeconomic classes.

by Jon Clifton, Managing Director, Global Analytics

The State of Local and State Government Workers' Engagement report shows a median of 29% of local and state government employees across the U.S. are engaged at work and provides a snapshot of the engagement situation in 43 states.

by Julie Ray

Modern slavery is present in some form in 167 countries, according to a new report from the Walk Free Foundation. The organization's 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are in some type of modern slavery.

Gallup recognized organizations that go above and beyond in their commitment to and advancement of employee-centric performance excellence. These organizations demonstrate excellence in specific areas of employee engagement.

by Brandon Busteed and Jonathan Rodkin

Teachers are not anti-assessment, according to a new Gallup/Northwest Evaluation Association study. And parents' and students' complaints about over-testing appear to be less widespread than news accounts might suggest.

By Valerie Calderon

Schools can be incubators for future business builders.

by Julie Ray

Gallup's new report, the 2016 Global Great Jobs Report, offers the latest update on the real jobs situation in more than 130 countries. The report reveals where the good -- and great -- jobs are and where the greatest deficits remain.

by Ed O'Boyle and Jim Harter

Truly engaged workplaces are rare. Just 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs worldwide. But there are companies that buck this trend.

by Valerie J. Calderon and Tim Hodges

The 2015 Gallup Student Poll suggests that real-world experience is lacking for many students, but it is more important than ever for a student's long-term success in post-high school work and life.

by Stephanie Marken

J.D. holders nationally lag other graduate degree holders in nearly all areas of well-being, but outperform bachelor's degree holders in all elements.